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Our Story

SEM Applications, Inc. has been dedicated to providing quality software solutions for guardians, conservators, and related professionals since 1997, positioning us as an industry leader in Estate Management Software.

The EMS application was initially developed for the Holt County Missouri Public Administrator—the developer’s father. After watching his dad put in long hours serving a growing number of indigent clients without the benefit of industry specific software, Stan set to work creating a program that would give his dad the tools necessary to track client demographics, manage bank accounts, record case notes, and create organized court accountings. Working with his dad, Stan was able to understand the demands of the profession and build an application that would be responsive to the unique needs of guardianship. Recognizing the impact of this development across the industry, Stan launched SEM Applications, Inc. to share the tools with other public administrators across the state.

Christened as EMS (Estate Management Software), the program was first developed as a Desktop (client/server) application. The software quickly became a multi-functional tool for individuals and organizations, both public and private, in Missouri and beyond. In 2008, the EMS Web application took the functionality of the desktop application and gave it wings! With EMS web, customers are no longer tied to the office. Instead, data can be accessed from any computer, mobile device, or smartphone via internet connection and web browser, giving our customers the freedom to work when and where they choose with full access to client data.

The popularity of the EMS application is widespread. Today, SEM Applications, Inc. serves more than 325 customers in 30 different states that range from individual family guardians to state agencies. Each relationship underscores our commitment to customer service and demonstrates a proven ability to deliver comprehensive software services. We continually strive to enhance our product in response to the changing needs of our customers while maintaining dependable customer service. System enhancements are driven equally by industry trends and standards, organizational goals, long-range planning derived from active participation with state and national guardianship associations, and customer-specific development. In this way each of our customers benefits from the ideas and experiences of other offices with complete anonymity.

Although our company has grown over the last 20 years, our mission remains the same. We are committed to support individuals and organizations caring for the elderly, incapacitated, and vulnerable by providing secure, multi-functional, affordable software solutions backed by dependable customer service. We believe it is our dedication to customer service that sets us apart and the quality and evolution of our product that will allow us to remain a leader in Estate Management software for years to come.

Mission

Our mission is to support individuals and organizations caring for the elderly, incapacitated, and vulnerable by providing secure, multi-functional, affordable software solutions backed by dependable customer service.

Promise

We believe in the work you do and the product we provide. We strive to continually enhance our software, provide exceptional customer service, and build lasting relationships with the customers we serve.